Council recognises the value of our heritage and the significant contribution it plays in enriching our daily lives.
The Heritage Conservation Grants Program seeks to promote good conservation practice (maintenance, preservation, reconstruction or restoration) works that improve the physical security or appearance of a place, whilst being respectful of the place’s significance.
Owners of properties in Greater Shepparton within a Heritage Overlay are encouraged to apply for grants to assist in the conservation of these places for future generations to appreciate.
Grant applications will close on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 5.00pm.
A link to access the online application form to apply for grant funding can be obtained by contacting the Building, Planning and Compliance Department on (03) 5832 9730.
Please contact the Building, Planning and Compliance Department on (03) 5832 9700 if you have any queries regarding the Heritage Conservation Grants Program.
Launched in 2017 following a recommendation of the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee, the program aims to enhance, conserve and protect places and sites included in the Heritage Overlay, and to increase public awareness and understanding of heritage sites across Greater Shepparton.
Following a hugely successful Heritage Grants Program for the 2020/2021 financial year, Council in association with the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee launched an enhanced Heritage Grants Program for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Council adopted the Heritage Conservation Grants Guidelines 2019 (see below) to inform this process.
A total of 22 applications were received for the 2021/2022 Heritage Conservation Grants Program. Council noted the successful applicants at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 19 October 2021.
Grant recipients for previous funding rounds are outlined below.
Who may apply?
The Heritage Conservation Grants Program will assist eligible individuals, community groups or organisations who own or manage properties within the Heritage Overlay to maintain and conserve these places for future generations.
You can find the complete list of properties included in the Heritage Overlay across Greater Shepparton in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay at Clause 43.01 of the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.
What funding is available?
Grants of up to $15,000 are available but are generally only for 50% of the cost of works recommended for funding on a $1 to $1 basis.
What type of works might be funded?
The Heritage Conservation Grants Program will seek to support conservation works to buildings, structures, fences, sites, etc. across Greater Shepparton that are not managed by Council.
Eligible works generally do not include routine maintenance works, unless that maintenance ensures the longevity of a place’s significance. To be eligible for funding assistance under the Heritage Conservation Grants Program, applications should satisfy the following:
- places must be identified as an ‘individually significant’ place and/or a ‘contributory’ place in a Heritage Overlay;
- owner approval is necessary for an application to proceed through the Heritage Conservation Grants Program; and
- projects should be for works or for documentation projects, as described below.
- works should satisfy the following:
- be for conservation, restoration and/or reconstruction, including repair and conservation works that contribute to the significance of the place or object; and
- be visible from a public place or improve a building or structure’s external appearance, with an overall focus on external appearance; and
- be put forward by the property owner or a lessee who has written consent from the owner and whose term of lease is longer than any completion deadline.
- documentation projects should demonstrate a commitment to undertake urgent ‘at risk’ works and should satisfy the following:
- be for specialist assessments or studies that would result in the future undertaking of eligible works; or
- be for the preparation of conservation management plans that include a prioritised and costed works action plan.
- works should satisfy the following:
Works not considered eligible
Works that will not be considered for funding include the following:
- works to Council-managed properties;
- works that have already commenced;
- new additions or extensions;
- routine maintenance considered to be for the general upkeep of any property;
- speculative reconstruction works where there is no evidence of the early appearance of the place; and
- internal alterations to buildings and dwellings where internal controls do not apply.
How do I apply?
Grant applications for the 2022/2023 financial year will close on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 5.00pm.
A list of the previous recipients are outlined below.
Please contact the Building, Planning and Compliance Department on 03 5832 9700 to obtain a copy of the grant application form and/or if you have any queries regarding the Heritage Conservation Grants Program.
|305 Dookie-Gowangardie Road, Mount Major (Dookie Cemetery)||Restoration of headstone plinths.||$3,966.00|
|19 Dunkirk Street, Shepparton (Churchill)||Weatherboard and verandah repairs, and external painting.||$5,454.55|
|54 Rea Street, Shepparton (House)||Weatherboard and verandah repairs, and external painting.||$4,545.45|
|1320 Stewart Road, Dhurringile (former POW Camp 1)||Building stabilisation works and tree removal.||$9,786.45|
|80 Gowrie Park Road, Tatura (Gowrie Park Homestead)||Cellar restoration.||$7,958.50|
|12 Rushworth Road, Murchison (House)||Fence restoration.||$3,139.10|
|36-42 High Street, Shepparton (former Union Bank of Australia)||Various roof repairs.||$16,434.00|
|8 Acacia Street, Shepparton (Albanian Mosque)||Replacement of asbestos roof and guttering.||$16,500.00|
|1 Rushworth Road, Murchison (Kestell, House)||Verandah repairs.||$7,330.90|
|50 Ferguson Road, Tatura (House)||Verandah repairs.||$1,490.00|
|2 Alexandra Street, Mooroopna (St Andrew’s Uniting Church and Hall)||External painting, led light window and gutter repairs||$7,972.00|
|195A Pogue Road, Toolamba for log cabin restoration||$15,000|
|Royal Mail Hotel, Mooroopna for brickwork repairs||$13,681|
|Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Grandstand for timber repairs and repainting||$9,104|
|138-140 Nixon Street, Shepparton for replacement of guttering and downpipes, and repainting||$9,753|
|137 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum for leadlighting repairs||$2,250|
|815 Crawford Road, Tatura for roof and verandah repairs||$6,947|
|21 Watson Street, Murchison for roof and verandah repairs||$10,553|
|915 Springvale Road Harston for repainting||$2,831|
|90 Corio Street, Shepparton for restumping||$4,472|
|17 Gladstone Street, Dookie for verandah and weatherboard repairs||$1,341|
|55 Ross Street, Tatura for restumping||$4,068|
|St. Brendan’s Catholic Church for roofing / guttering repairs||$6,600|
|5475 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim for underpinning||$8,000|
|68 Rea Street, Shepparton for verandah restoration||$4,000|
|97 Corio Street, Shepparton for verandah restoration||$4,000|
|10 Casey Street, Tatura for roof restoration||$4,510|
|212-226 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$7,260|
|249 Hogan Street, Tatura for brick repairs||$7,500|
|101 Knight Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$650|
|400 Zeerust Road, Zeerust for re-painting||$2,800|
|43 Corio Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$3,300|
|108 McLennan Street, Mooroopna for re-painting||$11,000|
|10 River Road, Murchison for brick repairs||$6,204|
|3 MacIntosh Street, Shepparton for repairs and re-painting||$1,450|
|75-83 Hogan Street, Tatura for re-painting||$960|
|26-36 Baldock Street, Dookie (St Luke’s Hall) for re-stumping||$2,929|
|5455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim (St Patrick’s Church) for repairs to the slate roof||$5,000|
|58 Hogan Street, Tatura for repairs to windows, blocks, guttering, downpipes, verandah posts, and iron roof||$5,000|
|290-292 Wyndham Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$1,430|
|47 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|45 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|43 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|249 Hogan Street, Tatura for removal of concrete under the verandah||$5,000|
|137 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum (former Uniting Church) for replacement of gutters and down-pipes||$4,652|
|62-64 Hogan Street, Tatura for repairs to sash windows, screens and surrounds||$2,618|
|98 Morrissey Street, Merrigum (Merrigum Memorial Hall) for repainting||$5,000|
|24 Wren Street, Toolamba (The Junction Hotel) for demolition of non-contributory toilet block||$5,000|
|72 Rea Street, Shepparton for weatherboard repairs, and repainting||$5,000|
|19 Dunkirk Avenue, Shepparton (Churchill) for re-stumping, weatherboard repairs, and repainting||$5,000|
|98 Morrissey Street, Merrigum (Merrigum Memorial Hall) for replacement of the roof, roof fittings, gutters and down-pipes||$5,000|
|5455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim (St Patrick’s Church) for repairs to the slate roof, gutters and downpipes, and external surfaces, including repainting as required||$5,000|
|62-64 Hogan Street, Tatura for replacement of windows, weatherboards and front fence||$2,628|
|8 Casey Street, Tatura for replacement of the front fence||$1,500|